The constituent Assembly of Venezuela has endowed itself with parliamentary powers

The constituent Assembly of Venezuela approved the decree establishing for him legislative functions and in fact dissolve the country’s Parliament. On Friday, August 18, according to Reuters.

For this decision voted by all members of the body established for the amendment of the Constitution of the country. In this case, the Venezuelan Parliament (national Assembly) called the actions of the constituent Assembly unconstitutional and ordered not to prevent the dissolution of the legislature.

The US state Department also condemned the decision of the Venezuelan constituent Assembly. “This seizure of power is aimed at replacing the democratically elected Parliament to an authoritarian Committee, violate the law,” — said in a statement. The state Department promised to use economic and diplomatic leverage to support the people of Venezuela.

Undermining the constitutional order of Venezuela also condemned the parliaments of Argentina, Brazil, Spain, Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Chile.

In Venezuela since April of this year, the continuing unrest, victims of clashes have killed more than 100 people. This comes amid the standoff between Maduro and the opposition, which after the election belongs to the majority in Parliament. The cause of the conflict was the deepest economic crisis in the country caused by the fall in world oil prices, which is the main export product of the country.